Amitabh Bachchan, Mr Natwarlal director, Rakesh Sharma
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Actor Amitabh Bachchan is heartbroken as his close friend and director Rakesh Sharma passed away recently. According to the reports, he died at the age of 81 on November 10 in Mumbai after battling cancer for a long time. Bachchan Sahab who often pens down his thoughts on his personal blog also penned a heartfelt note for the late director. Amitabh Bachchan has worked with him in films like Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Mr Natwarlal and Yaarana. 

Remembering him, Big B wrote, “But morose is the day… for another colleague has left us and me in particular… Rakesh Sharma, first AD to Prakash Mehra on ‘Zanjeer’… then independent director for other PM ( Prakash Mehra, as we often joked with him, as the PM of the country ) films… and singularly – Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Mr Natwarlal, Yaarana , etc al .. and such great camaraderie on sets and elsewhere, socially, during events and Holi… One by one they all leave.


The Uunchai actor further added, “But some like Rakesh leave an imprint that is hard to remove or forget… his sense of screen play and direction, writing and execution on the spur of the moment and the fun times on location during Nattu and Yaarana… his complete faith in his worth… and the ease with which he would grant us the liberty of skipping shootings on the odd day, just to be able to spend time relaxing fooling around and being in the company of uncontrollable laughter and gaiety.”


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Calling Rakesh Sharma ‘the most affable and kind-hearted human’, the Piku actor says that he will hesitate to go to his funeral as he won’t be able to bear the sight of an inert Rakesh. “You made many of us prominent with your innovative ideas for story and film, Rakesh, and you shall ever be remembered… (folded hands emojis),” Big B concluded.

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